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Poster: jsawiuk Date: Jul 9, 2004 3:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: 50s Sci-fi movies

I'm looking for sci-fi movies from the 50s as a background research material for my MA thesis on Cold War Culture. I know a lot of them are public domain, and thus should be available to public. Are there any other places I could go to for free downloads, as the sci-fi offer of archive.org is by now rather scarce. On-line stores are, unfortunatelly too expensive for me (a student for Poland, p&p cost doubles the price :( ). Thanks

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Poster: Snowfield Date: May 1, 2012 6:58am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 50s Sci-fi movies

Has anyone soon the film "Them" here? It's about a post nuclear attack of giant mutant ants.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 10, 2004 12:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 50s Sci-fi movies

I believe there is a binaries newsgroup called something like binaries.monter.movies (not "monster"), and they might have something -- though I've never used it myself, and have only heard about it from some serious Sci-Fi geeks...

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Poster: movie boi Date: Jul 9, 2004 4:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 50s Sci-fi movies

Here's a couple of suggestions:

You can join MovieFlix and watch a bunch in a month. The cost for their premium is $6.95/month.
http://www.movieflix.com

You can get some filesharing software such a eMule and get many of the 50's SF off the network. Note with this approach you do run some risk of inadvertantly getting copyright material because often PD movies have material added or edited.

One other topic to be aware of is that just because a US film is Public Domain in the US does not mean it is in the public domain throughout the world. Different countries have different rules. You should be ok since it looks like Poland follows the Rule of Shorter Term:
http://www.openflix.com/information/non-US-copyright.php

Good luck with your thesis - it sounds interesting.